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Disaster - Tornado

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

More than $2 million in aid has been given to victims of storms in southeast Nebraska last moth.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says that state and federal assistance combined has topped two million dollars. More than 370 people have registered for FEMA aid.

That number is likely to grow with 26 counties joining four already declared as disaster areas.

Gov. Mike Johanns announced Tuesday that FEMA had approved his request to add the counties affected by the late May storms, which included several tornadoes.

One person died in a storm that leveled most of the town of Hallam, located in southern Lancaster County.

The four counties hardest hit by the storms and already declared disasters are Cass, Lancaster, Gage and Saline.

The declaration makes residents affected by the storms eligible for a variety of aid.

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